The magic day is almost upon us. July 3rd, the 49th anniversary of the day I met Bill and spent the weekend and the past 49 years with him is only a month away. My plan is to get married on July 3rd in our backyard.
Of course you all know that Bill doesn't want any fuss at all. In fact, if he could avoid coming to his own wedding he would but he hasn't figured out a way to do that. That's My Bill, private to the inth degree. But he has finally resigned himself that he will have to appear at his own wedding. Now for the reception afterwards, that's another whole story we haven't resolved yet. In fact I feel I've made a major accomplishment just by getting Bill to agree to attend his own wedding. I won't push my luck.
So here is what we have planned so far. Next Tuesday I will go to the Sussex County Justice of the Peace office and obtain our marriage license. BOTH of us have to go, which of course Bill again was reluctant to go. "Do I have to go too?" "Yes Bill, WE'RE getting married and they want to make sure I'm not marrying a child bride/groom." See what I have to put up with folks? It hasn't been easy, I'll tell you.
So we will get our marriage license and then have thirty days to get married. Since next Tuesday is the 4th, we will just make it. We would go on Monday but Bill has a doctor's appointment at the Wilmington VAMC. Yes folks, we're trying to get married while we're both still alive and cozignant of what we're doing.
Our wedding will be a very small wedding. Our dear friends, Jack and Judy (and my former classmate) have graciously agreed to be our witnesses.
|Jack and Judy (and me)|
|Fred and Mark|
|Bob and Barbara (and me)|
|"Senator Ernie Lopez - A Senator for Our Families" - code word for NOT GAY FAMIES|
|Representative Steve Smyk and his family|
Yes, representative Smyk is referring to me when he stated in his letter to the Cape Gazette "The Cape Gazette recently printed a letter from a Milton man who took issue with my stance on the same-sex marriage bill (House Bill 75) and my responsiveness to his concerns." What Representative Smyk is referring to my letter to the Cape Gazette stating that I wrote him two handwritten letters and he didn't even have the courtesy to respond to my letters, let alone support same sex marriage. I can understand and respect his decision to to support same sex marriage (well, actually I can't but we can agree to disagree) but what I had a problem with is that he just ignored me. Again, treated me as a gay man as "less than." That to me is unacceptable in this day and age.
Smyk defends stance on same-sex marriage
20th Representative District, R, Lewes-Georgetown